|Waiting for the doctor with some senior citizens.|
I was so engrossed at the book I was reading ("The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hossein) that I didn't even realize it was already about an hour since I arrived.
Meanwhile, the corridor swelled with patients already and the latecomers suffered the fate of having to stand or squat or sit on the floor waiting. Shortly before 12 noon, the doctor came, and a few minutes after, I was finally summoned to his clinic.
Fortunately, my blood tests showed ok results. But I left the hospital probably with another affliction. Hypertension.